Dr. Ayesha Delpish joined the Elon University in the Fall of 2005. Dr. Delpish specializes in educational measurement & testing, and multivariate statistics, including Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Reliability Theory, Item-Response Theory, and related quantitative methods. She is also very interested in understanding how students learn statistical concepts.
Dr. Delpish regularly presents at state and national conferences for statistical and educational associations. A native of the Caribbean island of Trinidad, Dr. Delpish currently serves as the Associate Dean of the School of Education.
Dr. Allis has been a member of the Mathematics (now Mathematics and Statistics) department at Elon since 1995 when he completed his PhD in Mathematics at the University of South Carolina in Columbia. More recently he has been pursuing a PhD in Higher Education from UNCG. His research interests are in developmental education at public community college, especially related to who teaches the courses.
Skip's wife, Celeste, is the Dean of Mathematics and Science at Rockingham Community College in Wentworth, NC. They have no children, but together they have 12 cats and are currently fostering kittens for the Guilford County Animal Shelter. Skip enjoys watching sports, currently especially football and European soccer.
Dr. Crista Arangala is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Elon University.
She received degrees from Allegheny College, PA, and the University of Cincinnati. She is a numerical analyst with interests in partial differential equations and inverse problems but currently focuses much of her energy on undergraduate research. Upon coming to Elon in 2000, she mentored over 25 students in undergraduate research projects, many of which are related to applied linear algebra. Dr. Arangala is very interested in inquiry learning both in and outside of the classroom. She is the co-director (and co-founder) of the Elon Traveling Science Center, where Elon undergraduate students develop science and math exhibits for both local and international exhibitions.
Dr. Awtrey joined Elon University in 2010 after completing his graduate work at Arizona State University. His main research interests lie in algebraic number theory, p-adic fields, and computational Galois theory.
A passionate proponent of undergraduate research, Dr. Awtrey regularly engages undergraduates in problems related to his research program, and he fosters a commitment in his students to disseminate their work through publications and national/regional presentations. From 2013-2015, his work in mentoring undergraduate research was supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation (#DMS-1148695) through the Center for Undergraduate Research in Mathematics. In recognition of his success in mentoring undergraduate research, Dr. Awtrey received the 2014 Early Career Mentoring Award from the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science within the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR). In 2015, Elon University awarded Dr. Awtrey the A.L. Hook Endowed Professorship.
A dedicated teacher-scholar, Dr. Awtrey received the Dean's Distinguished Teaching Award while at Arizona State in 2008, and he was chosen as a 2010 national Project NExT fellow. From 2012-2014, Dr. Awtrey's SoTL research on Writing to Learn and Writing in the Disciplines was supported by a generous grant through Elon University's Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning. In 2016, Dr. Awtrey received the Award for Distinguished Teaching by a Beginning Faculty Member from the Southeastern Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
From 2014-2017, Dr. Awtrey will serve as councilor for both CUR and Pi Mu Epsilon (PME), the national mathematics honor society. In addition, he currently serves as Co-Organizer for the UNC Greensboro Regional Mathematics and Statistics Conference and as the Business Manager of the PME Journal.
Heather Barker joined Elon in the Fall of 2015. She is currently an instructor for the Department of Mathematics and Statistics. Heather is originally from Caswell County N.C. where she still resides on her family's farm.
Heather earned her B.S. in Mathematics from Meredith College in Raleigh N.C. She earned her M.A. in Pure Mathematics from U.N.C. Greensboro. Her master's thesis is titled Model of Kleptoparasitism in the Onthophagus Taurus: When to Enter and Leave a Dung Pat.
In 2013, Heather was one of ten finalists for the Excellence of Teaching Award for the N.C. Community College System. She also currently serves as the treasurer of the N.C. Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges.
At Elon she teaches MAT110, Introduction to General Statistics and MAT116, Applied Calculus.
I have been a member of the Math and Statistics department since 2000. I did my graduate work in group theory, where I focused on Nonabelian Tensor Squares of metacyclic p-Groups.
In the Fall of 2015 I will be teaching 2 sections of Calculus I and a section of Discrete Structures.
While not at school, I like spending time with my daughters Lauren and Rachel. In my spare time I enjoy gardening, woodworking, COOKING, playing golf; both the disc variety and ball variety, and reading science fiction novels. I am a member of the AMS, MAA, NCCTM, NCSM and USGA(golf).
Dr. Kirsten Doehler received her Ph.D. in Statistics from the Department of Statistics at North Carolina State University in 2006 under the direction of Dr. Marie Davidian, the 2013 President of the American Statistical Association. Kirsten's academic interests include seminonparametric density estimation, nonparametric statistics, survival analysis, statistics education, and statistical consulting. She has taught 10 different courses at Elon University and has also advised numerous research students and students pursuing statistics internships. Kirsten is an avid runner and completed the 2016 Boston Marathon. Her husband is also a runner and they have two children, both whom are named after U.S. presidents.
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Dr. Li joined Elon University in Fall 2012 after completing his Ph.D. degree at Bowling Green State University in Ohio. His research focuses on developing hierarchical models, multiple comparisons in mixed models, Markov chain Monte Carlo simulation methodology, and unbalanced mixed models in missing data field. He is interested in collaborating statistics with different subjects both in research and teaching. He spent the past 6 years to develop and apply his own teaching philosophy which to help students understanding statistics in a better way. Beside his professional interests, Dr. Li enjoys golfing, tennis, travelling, hanging out with Elon Faculty and friends, and spending time with his wife, Xiangyi, and his new born son, Aaron.
Prof. Mays received her B.S. and M.Ed degrees from UNC-Greensboro. She began teaching at Elon in 2003. Her main academic interests are in math education, calculus, and general studies. She is the coordinator for the secondary mathematics teacher licensure program. She has mentored students in mathematics and math education research. She is a member of NCTM, AMTE, and NCCTM and has presented at both NCTM and NCCTM conferences.
I joined the Department of Mathematics and Statistics in the fall of 2014 after spending a year as a visiting assistant professor at Lafayette College in Easton, PA. I received my PhD in mathematics from the University of Virginia in May 2013.
My current research focuses on applying geometric methods to the science of approval voting. I am also interested in learning how to best teach mathematics and statistics and am a 2014 Project NExT fellow. My graduate work was in algebraic topology and specifically studied the structure of Mackey and Tambara functors in equivariant stable homotopy theory.
In additon to teaching and researching math and stats, I enjoy ultimate frisbee, hiking, and most other outdoor activities.
I hold a BS in Biostatistics from the School of Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill. I earned my doctorate in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the Medical University at South Carolina.
I have taught at Elon as an adjunct faculty member for 15 years, and am now full time.
Lisa Rosenberg, a Senior Lecturer, joined the Mathematics & Statistics Department at Elon in 2000. Originally from Long Island, she completed her undergraduate and graduate work at Binghamton University, NY. She holds graduate degrees in both Mathematics and Mathematics Education.
Lisa's teaching career focuses primarily on courses within the Elon Core Curriculum- specifically teaching serveral courses of General Statistics each year. She also teaches math content courses to the pre-service elementary/middle grades /and special education students at Elon. Lisa also has experience teaching General Statistics online over the summer term.
In 2004, Lisa co-published a paper entitled "Math and Education Faculty Working Together to Improve Content Knowledge for Pre-service Elementary Teachers", in the Proceedings from the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.
Throughout her tenure at Elon, Lisa has presented at national conferences, edited many mathematics & statistics manuscripts, and chaired numerous committees. Most recently, she presented at the International Writing Across the Curriculum Conference (IWAC) in MN in June 2014.
In 2014, Lisa was awarded a $5000 Writing Excellence Grant to purchase a classroom set of tablets. Her scholarship is currently focusing on the effectiveness of using tablets for peer review within the General Statistics classroom. She co-presented her work at the Teaching & Learning Conference in August 2014. The talk was entilted "Pixel Power: Three Ways to Engage Students with Mobile Devices."
Dr. Laura Taylor has been at Elon University since Fall 2008. She is an Associate Professor of Statistics. Dr. Taylor primarily teachers courses in the Statistics major. Her research interests include statistics education and recurrent competing risks. Dr. Taylor is the faculty advisor to Statistics Club and the statistics honor society, Mu Sigma Rho.
Karen Yokley received her Ph.D. in applied mathematics with a concentration in computational mathematics from North Carolina State University in 2005. Immediately following the completion of her Ph.D., Dr. Yokley worked as a post-doctoral fellow in collaboration with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency until she joined the Elon University faculty in 2008. Her primary research focus is modeling biological systems with ordinary differential equations, but she also is very interested in connections between art and mathematics. She has published her research in multiple journals, including Bulletin of Mathematical Biology and Risk Analysis. Dr. Yokley’s husband, Dr. Nicholas Luke, is also an applied mathematician, and they have one son (who may or may not follow in his parents’ mathematical footsteps).
Born in Panama to a U. S. Army officer, I have lived in Oklahoma, Florida, Geogia, Maryland, South Carolina, Colorado, and North Carolina. I taught 30 years at Chapel Hill High School and was the first teacher in North Carolina to receive the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching in 1983. After retiring in 2003, I have been teaching part-time at Elon "as long as it is still fun."